Aug. 23, 2011 | WMU News
The Stampede Pep Rally will have a tailgate atmosphere and feature complimentary food, entertainment, soft drinks and beer. The event is in preparation for the game between the WMU Broncos and U of M Wolverines slated for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
To kick off the rally, the nearly 300-member Bronco Marching Band will assemble at 5:15 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids and lead WMU fans and friends through the streets to the B.O.B--playing music all along the route.
The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the B.O.B., or Big Old Building, 20 Monroe Ave. NW. In addition to the marching band, several other representatives from WMU will be on hand to fire up rally participants during the evening. They include President John M. Dunn, head football Coach Bill Cubit, the Bronco Cheer and Dance teams, and mascot Buster Bronco.
The B.O.B. is one of Grand Rapids' hottest food and entertainment venues. Located in a four-story warehouse built in 1903--the same year WMU was founded--the structure houses several popular eateries and bars as well as a nightclub, comedy club and brewery.
Admission to the Stampede Pep Rally is free.
More information is available online, or by calling the Family Experience Office in the WMU Development Office at (269) 387- 8746. Visit wmubroncos.com to view the Bronco football schedule or purchase game tickets.